How can I reuse or recycle plastic Nesquik tubs?
Recycle This regular Lizzie has asked:
Any suggestions for Nesquik tubs? I think Nesquik is probably the greenest solution to my chocolate milkshake addiction , but what, oh what can I do with the bright-yellow rectangular-ish tubs?
Google informs me that there are several types of Nesquik tub but the Nesquik website has a picture of this sort – curved plastic oblongs – so I’m going to go with that — hopefully Lizzie means this sort.
I would imagine they’d reseal pretty well – in order to protect the contents between milkshakes – so they could be reused as a container for other dry goods. If I had one right now, I’d use it for rice as we’ve got a too-big-for-me-to-hold sack of it or to keep opened packets of flour or sugar dry and air tight.
Assuming the label peels off and you’re left with a plain yellow tub, the fun colour also lends itself to be used as storage in a kid’s room – I suspect it’ll be just too small for most pencils/felt tip pens, but crayons would fit in it as would small figures/toys.
Any other reuses spring to mind?
As for actually recycling it, I can’t find out online what type of plastic the tubs are made from – anyone know?
(Btw, on the Nesquik website, “mums” and “dads” have separate sections: the mums section is about nutrition and convincing your kids to drink milk because “we know it’s good for them” while the “dads” bit is about having fun, spending time with your kids and being nostalgic for the Nesquik taste. Sigh.)